Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
0500303/03/200510013790Rapid response transmittal #05-003. 2005 ram truck power wagon lower control arm popping sound. *sc04/26/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
09/19/2010114000
 Death wobble after hitting a bump
09/19/2010114000
 Death wobble after hitting a bump
09/19/2010114000
 Death wobble after hitting a bump
09/19/2010114000
 Death wobble after hitting a bump
SUSPENSION - FRONT
11/15/2009520001
 While driving over a flyover (onramp) to get onto i-40 my 2005 dodge 3/4ton truck hit a bump and the front end starting jumping all over the road, the steering wheel started shaking violently. i almost went into the cement wall which could have resulted in a accident and possibly severe injury. this has happened twice since the first incident. this is a real safety concern for me and possibly other drivers on the road. *tr
03/22/2007382071
 I have a 2005 dodge ram 4x4 (3rd generation ram). when i hit an irregular road condition such as the transition from a bridge to the road, or a bump or pot hole, at speeds over 45 mph the front end on the truck shakes violently. it causes the entire truck to shake violently and takes a bit of muscle to hold onto the steering wheel to keep it from getting out of control. dodge has replaced (so far) the wheel bearings three separate times, they also replaced the entire steering linkage (tie rods, control arm ect..), ball joints at my expense to the tune of $1,200. they also recommended i put on a dual steering stabilizer which i did (cost $140). all of this and the truck still had the ?death wobble?. i then put on dual shock absorbers and filled the tires to 60 psi (10 psi over recommended) and the ?death wobble went away. it has been about 8,000 miles since i was able to make it go away and now it is coming back intermittently. i have had this problem intermittently since the truck has had about 38,000 miles. i have several friends with the same problem with their 3rd generation ram 2500 and 3500 series 4x4?s. dodge recognizes that there is a problem but does not know what the cause is. they have issued tsb # k15782911. i have had my truck in on this tsb and i believe the work was done but the death wobble remained until i put on dual shocks and excessive tire pressure. this condition causes the entire truck to shake violently. my wife has driven off the road when it happened to her. the only way to make it stop is to slow down to a crawl quickly. it is a recurring problem that is happening to a lot of owners. i think the front axles on these vehicles should be recalled. *tr
07/01/2009960001
 Massive uncontrollable shaking in the front end of my truck. i can not drive my truck over 50 miles per hour without fear that i will loose control if it starts to shake and not be able to get it off of the road without rolling it or hitting another vehicle. it does this any time you hit a bump or go over an extension joint in the road. i have replaced the front end bearings, all 4 shocks, had a front end alignment and put new tires on it. *tr
05/26/2005105/26/2005
 Dt: consumer states that vehicle pulls from left to right. the caster is out of alignment. technician at pacific service and development states that is probably due to human error, and he could fix it. consumer stated that he had the problem since he bought the vehicle. consumer thought it may be the tires. the technician stated that the sidewall was only two ply, and consumer felt they weren't strong enough for the front end. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
01/16/200660001
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle had 6,000 miles when the tires started showing signs of wear. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection of the tires. the dealer determined the cause of the tire wear was due to both front upper and lower ball joints being severely worn. the dealer replaced the ball joints and the vehicle operated normally.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
01/16/200660001
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle had 6,000 miles when the tires started showing signs of wear. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection of the tires. the dealer determined the cause of the tire wear was due to both front upper and lower ball joints being severely worn. the dealer replaced the ball joints and the vehicle operated normally.